No Evidence for Association Between the Functional rs1862513 Polymorphism in the Promoter Region of the Resistin Gene (RETN) and Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Northern Spain
- Corresponding Author:
- Ocejo-Vinyals JG
Immunology, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla-IDIVAL
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 06, 2015; Accepted Date: February 27, 2015 ; Published Date: February 28, 2015
Citation: Ocejo-Vinyals JG, Escobio A, Irure-Ventura J, Ausín F and Arroyo JL et al. (2015) No Evidence for Association between the Functional rs1862513 Polymorphism in the Promoter Region of the Resistin Gene (RETN) and Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Northern Spain. Mycobact Dis 5:178. doi:10.4172/2161-1068.1000178
Copyright: © 2015 Ocejo-Vinyals JG. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Elevated levels of circulating Resistin, a peptide hormone produced by adipocytes in rodents but also by monocytes and macrophages in humans, has been reported in patients with tuberculosis infection. To date, only a few studies mainly focused in conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and cardio-metabolic risk have treated to analyse the role of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the Resistin Gene (RETN). However, polymorphisms in this gene have not been previously tested in pulmonary tuberculosis susceptibility.
Methods: The rs1862513 (-420C>G), a functional polymorphism in the RETN gene, which has been found to increase circulating resistin levels, was analysed in 192 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, all of them HIV negative, and in 245 healthy individuals from a well genetically conserved Spanish population.
Results: Significant differences in genotype and allele frequencies of the rs1862513 functional polymorphism were not observed between patients and normal controls.
Conclusion: Our results would indicate that RETN rs1862513 would not play a major role in the susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis at least in our population in a well-powered study.